Wednesday, February 23, 2011


The past few nights I have been listening to wncw online. It is the regional public radio station of Western North Carolina, and my very favorite. Hearing some of the local bands from there and the general feel of the programs made me think of those beautiful mountains, and although it may still be a little ways off, spring is coming and spring is so gorgeous in those parts.
 I remember having just come back to Asheville, from our 3+ months stay in the Dominican Republic, right before the arrival of spring last year. I was so inspired by the splendid reawakening of nature, and for the first time that I can remember I felt a resonance with spring as deep as the one I usually feel in autumn. Quite a few new beginnings in my life these past few years:)
And now as I face yet another momentous new beginning I feel a longing for spring, the tangible kind of a four season climate.
 While you may still be covered in snow or the possibility of it for a few more weeks, how wonderful to know that soon the earth around you will explode with color and life, 
and the cycle begins again.....
As for spring in the tropics, I will be certain to watch closely for the change that I know happens here, however subtle it may be.
~A few memories from last spring~


  1. Beautiful. Beautiful. How on earth did you manage that huge, brilliant depth of field in the first shot? How could you leave those mountains? Thank you for sending me hope.

  2. oh how i wish i could give you a great big hug. you are loved and missed. xoxoxo

  3. Kristen, That first shot was taken with my little point and shoot, it was one on my favorite shots from spring. As for leaving the mountains well, so that our family might be together I had no choice as Miguel is being deported even as I write this....

    Rae, missing you too sweet mama, hope to see you again one day!

  4. wow! they look like postcards! it's so nice that you have these pictures to always remember the beautiful places you were. i'm sure you'll have quite a collection in your lifetime.

  5. I sure appreciate your lovely posts. Always a treat and help me to remember to keep seeing the beauty around me. Thank you!

  6. Beautiful pictures, we will take good care of our part of NC, and give the rocks and trees and waters some extra love when we visit them.

    Take care,

    p.s. WNCW is my favorite station as well! I'm glad that you're able to stream it. Such genuine and knowledgeable hosts. :)

  7. How beautiful! I love it when the trees bloom too.


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